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Pono Kai Resort

2.5 of 5 Resort   |   4-1250 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
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Ranked #9 of 12 Hotels in Kapaa
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Brandon, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Booked through RCI, 2 bdrm, 2 weeks. Very comfortable unit, roomy, well furnished, kitchen had all the basics (food prices higher than at home!) Very good staff, fixed our issues right away, personable and helpful. Public spaces and grounds well kept, pool was cold, but 8 feet deep, which is getting too rare. Activities Centre need more and newer chairs... More 

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Grantham, NH
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Pono Kai on and exchange from Interval International. We actually check out tomorrow. The first thing I want to say is that there is a GREAT thrift store called Watever Trift Store right across the street and the owner has everything, and I mean everything. So, before you rent equipment from the resort, consider buying across the... More 

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Penticton, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second stay at the Pono Kai. We love it here, We had a garden view the first time which was wonderful and a beach view unit the second time and it was fantastic. We will get a beach view again when we come back. The beach, the walking path along the beach, and the fact that you... More 

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CondoRentalsHI, Condo Rental Agency at Pono Kai Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Pono Kai Resort. I am not sure if you stayed in one of the condos our vacation rental company manages, but we appreciate your kind words about the property. The central location on the island is very ideal for exploring attractions to the north and the south. Also you can rent a bike... More 

Portland, Oregon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A Great stay. People were pretty nice, especially Cy at the entertainment desk. Although we booked at least 8 months in advance we could not be put in the same building even with our fellow travelers. Booking people that we were referred to in the process gave us the run around and actually told us we were in the same... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked through RCI: The first room they assigned up was on the first floor and very musty. We asked to move. After almost an hour they worked something out and we were able to move to the second floor. Room was clean and very basic....but dated. Nothing to write home about. Out front was the one highway around the island.... More 

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Maui, Hawaii
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for 6 days in Building D which is ocean front. We were lucky enough to be on the 3rd floor and had a unit with a loft. Building D is the last building to the North so it was quieter and more private. The unit was showing its age but was well equipped. Great walking path on the... More 

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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Positives: Close the airport Outdoors/lawns are well manicured Property is on the beach Great ocean views Pool was okay. Free Wifi offered but doesn't work. Negatives: Old sad looking rooms with tiny ants every where in the kitchen. Someone else's hair in the bed and bathrooms. The smell in the small and dirty elevator turned me off. The pool door... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a week in early November in a two bedroom, sea-front unit on a time share exchange. The furnishings aren't elegant, but comfortable and clean. Much appreciated were the reading lamps in the living room and both bedrooms--something lots of places lack. The master bedroom was very large and probably could have used another piece of furniture to make... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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24 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We liked the resort and the service, nothing to complain about. The only thing that was a bit disappointing that the beach was not maintained.The grounds are beautiful, they have BBQs for guests' use.Front desk and activity desk were very helpful-we booked Napali Coast and kayak tour from them. The rooms are old fashioned but clean and had everything you... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

i can't say that this place was fantastic...however - it was clean, had beds and a hot shower, and was basically on the beach. If you are looking for fancy accomodations - then this is not the place for you...however I don't think that any place on Kapaa would work better. THis was our first time in Kauai - and... More 

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Address: 4-1250 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Kapaa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Pono Kai Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 217
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Also Known As:
Pono Kai Hotel Kapaa
Pono Kai Kapaa
Pono Kai Resort Kauai/Kapaa
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#5 Top resorts Hotel in Kapaa
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Kapaa

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